Unicoi State Park Cottages
There are a number of different kinds of cabins in the park. They are also referred to by park personnel and the park's promotional literature as cottages. This reflects the fact that most of the overnight rental units are not really what you might picture when you think of a cabin (see the photos below). Nevertheless, you can rent a "cabin" that sleeps either 2, 4, 6, or 8 people. The majority of the rental units are located just east of Unicoi Lake, close to the intersection of GA-356 and Unicoi Campground Road. These cabins (A, B, and C cabins) are located near the lake and in some cases have a deck that faces out towards Smith (Unicoi) Lake. While the park literature refers to some of these sites as lakeside, the lake is not right outside the cabin door and in the summer, when the trees are flush with leaves, your views of Smith Lake are primarily glimpses through the forest. The Smith Creek cabins are located northwest of the Unicoi Lake. They are situated along the road that leads to Anna Ruby Falls.
Rental rates range from $80 - 150. Prices vary by the size of the unit, the season, and the days of the week. You must stay more than a single night, with the length of the minimum stay varying with the date (longer minimums for holidays, for example). You can make reservations via the State Park website or by phone (800-573-9659 or 706-878-2201).
All the cabins include: a refrigerator, stove, toaster, pots and pans, coffee maker, microwaves, utensils, dishes, glasses, and bed and bath linens. Unicoi also makes a point of noting that their cabins DO NOT HAVE: TVs, telephones, or hot tubs.
One Bedroom Cabins
These are also known as the A cabins. Upstairs is a bedroom with a single queen size. In the living room there is a woodburning stove with a glass window on the front. There is only a tub (no shower) in the bathroom. All of the rest of the cabins have showers.
Two Bedroom Cabins
- B Cabins or "Barrel Lakeside" cabins - There is a king bed and two twin beds in two upstairs bedrooms. Each unit has a full bath and a woodburning stove in the living room. There is an barbeque grill outside.
- Smith Creek Cabins - These are located along the road to Anna Ruby Falls. Suitable for up to six people. There is a double bed in one bedroom and two double beds in the second bedroom. The living room has a fireplace. Outside is a picnic table and a grill.
Three Bedroom Cabins
C cabins. Suitable for eight people. There are three bedrooms - one with a king size bed (downstairs bedroom), one with a double bed (upstairs bedroom), and one with two double beds (also upstairs). There is a woodburning stove in the living room and a barbeque grill outside.
There are a limited number of dog friendly cottages.